This is a newspaper article about a house that Dr. A.D. Bellamy had constructed for Luke Randall. According to Florence historian Lee Freeman, "Dr. Alfred David "AD" Bellamy (1847-1913), a native of New York who graduated medical school in Chicago, came to Florence from Atlanta in 1889 with his Atlanta Wagon Works (he quit his medical practice due to a hearing disability and opened the wagon factory), which in February of 1889 became the Florence Wagon Factory and was in business from 1889 until 1941. Bellamy also founded the Bellamy Planing Mills in the 1890s. White carpenter and building contractor James R. McCluskey (1860-1939) was born in Lawrence County, AL and died in Memphis, Tennessee. At this time, no information exists about Luke Randle or why Bellamy was building him a house."
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“"Dr. A.D. Bellamy having cottage built for Luke Randle",” Shoals Black History, accessed January 26, 2021, https://shoalsblackhistory.omeka.net/items/show/791.